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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Provide information on the traditions, rituals and remedies of Curanderismo, a healing tradition with emphasis on treatments of the body.

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    Recognize the importance of traditional methods of healing intestinal blockage and shawl alignments.

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    Explore different traditional hands on techniques and their impact on bodies ailments.

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    Demonstrate traditional healing methods for special populations such as infants and the aging community.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

INTESTINAL BLOCKAGE (EMPACHO) & SHAWL ALIGNMENTS (MANTEADAS)

In this module, students will recognize different types of intestinal blockage empacho as demonstrated by Tana. Rita indicates a number of benefits of the shawl alignment manteada, traditional healing technique.

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3 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Intestinal Blockage (Empacho)13m
Shawl Alignment (Manteadas)20m
1 reading
Curanderismo, Curandero1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 11h
Week
2
3 hours to complete

FIRE CUPPING (VENTOSAS) & BONE SETTER (HUESERO)

This module explains the benefits of fire cupping ventosas. Rita gives a demonstration and description about different methods of ventosas. Agustin, the bonesetter, huesero, shows a traditional body treatment ventosa technique to treat sciatica combined with a brief demonstration of intestinal blockage, empacho and magical fright, espanto (similar to susto).

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2 videos (Total 42 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Bone Setter (Huesero)13m
1 reading
Curanderismo, Curandero1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 21h
Week
3
3 hours to complete

MAYAN ABDOMINAL MASSAGE & BODY ADJUSTMENT

Alex demonstrates a Mayan massage and the benefits for the body. Roberto shows how the body can adjust through muscle adjustments.

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2 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Body Adjustment22m
1 reading
Curanderismo, Curandero1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 31h
Week
4
3 hours to complete

SPINAL ALIGNMENT & HYDROTHERAPY

Felipa demonstrates a body treatment to improve spinal and body mobility. Rita shows how we can use hydrotherapy, water and its therapeutic benefits.

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2 videos (Total 31 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Hydrotherapy19m
1 reading
Curandero, Curanderismo1h 10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 41h
Week
5
3 hours to complete

TRADITIONAL HEALING OF INFANTS & TRADITIONAL HEALING FOR THE AGING COMMUNITY

Rita and Tonita show traditional healing techniques and their benefits for a special population such as infants and the aging community. Professor Torres concludes the course by summarizing the modules.

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2 videos (Total 33 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Traditional Healing for the Aging Community16m
1 reading
Readings1h 10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 51h
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Top reviews from Curanderismo: Traditional Healing of the Body

By ACMar 6th 2019

VERY PRACTICAL AND EASY TO LEARN. THE TECHNIQUES WERE very deep and sacred !\n\nThanks

By BEMay 25th 2019

This corse is amazing extremely informative and helpful I love it.

Instructor

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Eliseo (Cheo) Torres

Professor and Vice President for Student Affairs

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